While my relationship building strengths incline me to share these stories and uplifting strategies face-to-face, every aspect of this site is built to cultivate a deep rapport between us despite the distance. Intention and meaning is poured into every decision and feature, especially the name of the business, the logo, and the website.

“Stronger Not Harder” comes from a saying I developed in my coaching and retreat sessions. I’ve always strived to work smarter not harder, and said so on a frequent basis. But, once I started using the Gallup CliftonStrengths language every day and I truly became fluent, my daily idioms changed, too! “Stronger Not Harder” is one that just stuck with me and my clients to the point that it has become a mantra so-to-speak. I hope this little saying can, in turn, help this online community to remember to lean into their strengths to reach their greatest success.

For the logo, I knew I needed an icon of internal strength. It did not take long for me to decide on the bison– my spirit animal! I frequently dream of bison, and find them manifesting into my reality. I am drawn to the bison because it is a grounded, timeless creature. Bison have an inner strength that empowers them to continue through time and hardship. Think of a bison on a plain in a blizzard. She is resilient and powers through! The spirit of the bison reminds me how we can all dig deep into our own natural talents to develop power in harmony with our surroundings and manifest success.

The colors and background of the website come from me and my husband’s “wedding chapel.” It’s a little spot on the Merced River in Yosemite National Park. My husband and I picked that site after experiencing the energy from all five elements present. I wanted to bring that contentment and sense of harmony to this online community, too, so I again picked this spot as the foundation for our conversations.

My above actions are all signals of my Individualization talent popping out. Often, habits we may consider to be idiosyncratic are actually representative of the power and edge of our inner talents. To harness these talents is to use them as a strength. What are some of your idiosyncrasies that are actually clues to strength?